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  • Obituary - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

World's most famous goalkeeper Gordon Banks passed away at the age of 81. He belongs to which country?

A. Germany
B. Canada
C. New Zealand
D. England

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

One of the world's most famous goalkeeper Gordon Banks passed away at the age of 81 in England. Gordon Banks was named as FIFA (The Federation Internationale de Football) Goalkeeper of the year six times and earned 73 caps for England between 1963 and 1972. He won World Cup in 1966. Banks was suffering from kidney cancer for the second time since 2016. He was widely considered as one of the greatest goalkeeper of his generation.

2. 

Indian politician George Mathew Fernandes was passed away on January 29, 2019. He was a former minister for which of the following department?

A. Finance
B. Defence
C. Health
D. Home Affairs

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Former Defence Minister George Fernandes passed away on January 29, 2019 following a prolonged illness. He was 88. Fernandes was suffering from Alzheimer's disease; and recently, he contracted swine flu. Fernandes held the portfolio of the Union Defence Minister from 2001 to 2004 under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government. He was born in Mangaluru in British India on June 3, 1930.

3. 

Krishna Sobti passed away, in New Delhi, She was a __________.

A. Journalist
B. Actor
C. Writer
D. Educationalist

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Demise of Hindi fiction writer and essayist,Jnanpith awardee as well, Krishna Sobti passed away,in New Delhi at the age of 93. She was born on 18th February, 1925 in Gujarat Punjab, British India. Her writings insinuate Punjabi, Urdu, and afterwards Rajasthani languages. Her works mainly underscores the issues of female identity. Notable writings- Mitro Marajani, Daar se Bichuchuri, Surajmukhi Andhere Ke. Notable Awards- Sahitya Akademi Award (1980) , Sahitya Akademi Fellowship (1996) , Jnanpith Award (2017).

4. 

Arjuna Award winner Raghbir Singh Bhola passed away recently. He belongs to which of the following sport?

A. Cricket
B. Hockey
C. Tennis
D. Basket Ball

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Former Indian hockey player Raghbir Singh Bhola, a two-time Olympic medallist, has passed away aged 92. In 2000, he was honored with the Arjuna Award for his achievements in hockey. He served in diverse roles such as the member of the IHF selection committee, FIH international umpire, manager of the Indian hockey team, TV commentator and government observer at the Olympic Games.

5. 

Veteran actor CH Lokanath who addressed as 'Uncle Lokanath' was passed away at the age of 91. He belongs to which film industry?

A. Tollywood
B. Ollywood
C. Jollywood
D. Sandalwood

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Veteran Kannada actor CH Lokanath passed away after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 91. Lokanath was in the Kannada film industry for nearly six decades and was affectionately addressed as 'Uncle Lokanath' by his fans. He had acted in over 600 movies and more than 1,000 plays. His famous movies are Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu, Minchina Ota, Nagarahaavu, Nodi Swami Navidru Heege, Katha Sangama and Kittu Puttu.